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Grateful Dead Live at Sandstone Ampitheatre on 1990-07-04

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Grateful Dead Live at Sandstone Ampitheatre on 1990-07-04

Topics Live concert

Cold Rain & Snow, Walkin' Blues, Mississippi Half Step, Queen Jane Approximately, Loose Lucy, It's All Over Now, Loser, Promised Land Victim Or The Crime, Foolish Heart, A Little Light, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Sandstone Ampitheatre
Location Bonner Springs, KS

Source AUD (AKG 414) > DAT (Sony D-3) > CDR > WAV > SHNv3
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AUD (AKG 414Âs) > DAT (Sony D-3) > CDR > WAV > SHNv3; DAE(EAC)>tracking (CDWAV)> boundary check (SHNTOOL)> SHN(MKWACT)> FTP via neo_levo


Reviewer: barreramusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2014
Subject: May be the best aud ever. 2nd set, pre-DrumSpace
Five stars for the 1st half of set II, and this is may be the best quality audience recording I've ever heard.
Reviewer: brotherwind - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2010
Subject: HOT HOT HOT
This was a pretty good show to start the summer tour with, we all have our favorite songs. I don't have a vivid memory of this show because some guy with two thumbs(on one hand)gave me some killer liquid. Afterwards it was pure insanity at the KOA with all the nitrous and kansas ditch weed that was going around. I kind of went hog wild at this show, because I can remember the rest of the summer shows pretty well. Does anybody remember who played the next night here? NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, wow I wonder what the teenie boppers found laying around the ground the next day.
Reviewer: jeffscooter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2010
Subject: Boys with Sunglasses
Yes it really was hot and really sunny. I have a great picture of this show with all of the boys wearing these huge black sunglasses. i'm sure someone was sent to the local Walmart to pick some up.
Cool Venue-no shed, just a big concrete ampithere (NO lawn) and a small stage (I guess it had a small roof, but I really don't remember-will have to find those pictures)

Great Scene-This was my first trip to the midwest for a show and man was the scene kind. Great beginning to the rest of the tour. Try selling hot pasta out of the champion handivan in that heat. Ouch
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2010
Subject: Best "Just A Little Light" ever?
I wouldn't know. I always went to get a drink or to the bathroom during this tune.
Reviewer: Jilly Bean - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2010
Subject: Mid-West Kick off
1st show ever, mid west shows were summer sweet.
KOA campground never slept, fireworks were unreal
Wheel started a great summer
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 4, 2009
Subject: great show
download this
Reviewer: ORJed - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2009
Subject: Oh so very hot
I drove down from Sioux Falls, SD with three other buddies in my '69 camper. The heat was killing off the air cooled VW's the whole way down. We must have seen at least 6 or 7 dead busses on the way down I-29. So it was with great relief when my old bus got us there in plenty of time. We met up with a whole gaggle of Colorado deadheads and must have had 14 people in a group at the show. Other notables were, as others have noted, the intense heat. I love when the band quits after four songs and declares "we'll be back after the sun goes down. Being two weeks past the solstice that is late so I remember them taking at least an hour break (maybe more). Great show, one of my good friends was attending his first and got dosed and then separated from the group. The look on his face when he returned to our group is permanently etched in my brain. It was a look of utter disbelief and relief at the same time. The "I've just had my mind blown so hard and I'm so glad to see friendly faces!) After the show we realized that some folks had left early and so we somehow packed 12 adult males into my bus. I have no idea how we accomplished this. There was a little hill to get out of the venue and we were overloaded and I could not get the bus up the hill to get out. I had to tell the folks in the back to unload until we got to the top. Ah youth.
Reviewer: Bus70 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 5, 2008
Subject: mid-set S>F!!
in terms of temperature, this was quite possibly the hottest GD show i ever saw - that includes shows all over the country including Cal Expo in August (and anyone who's been in Sacramento in the summer knows how hot it can get up there...) - this 7/4/90 show was literally still 106 degrees at 6:30 pm... the only time i ever remember seeing Jerry come on stage in shorts.

It was also the only show i ever saw with a MID-SET Scarlet>Fire!: a very cool surprise; and a great S>F at that - in terms of the 90s, one of the best I ever saw live (the 9/4/91 Richfield, Ohio Scarlet comes to mind as well)

All in all, this was a really enjoyable concert; one note to the reviewer below who seems to think this was the greatest-ever "Just a Little Light" - i mean no offense by saying this, but there were plenty that were better...for example check out, well, Palo Alto 5/6/89 or another i saw on 4/1/90 in Atlanta...ok i won't bother listing the question, though, that this July 4 show was a great time. The Loser was great, as was the Sugar Mag closer. The fireworks afterwards remain a great memory, since of course this was July 4. I remember lots of folks being perplexed that they didn't play Jack Straw, since we were about as close as a Dead show gets to Wichita on July 4th. well, peace be unto you all. Rock on.
Reviewer: hezgone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2007
Subject: Attended
I was kind of sick of the midi jams and Victim>foolish to open the sets by this point of the tour. You could feel the weird vibes as Brent would duck behind a wall of amps to take a hit. I had moved to Texas in'88 and spent most of 89 & 90 on the road. Little did I know I would meet my soon to be wife the next year at the same venue. Listening to the jams now I must of been really strung out because from fall 89 up until the time Brent died was one hell of a run. The jam out of scarlet here is full of midi. Anyone who plays guitar knows how beautiful midi interface can be but also how dangerous it is to pull of live.
Reviewer: laptaper - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2007
Subject: I agree with the info text
This absolutely a kick-ass recording. I'd originally downloaded the drums to patch the SBD, but I think I'm going to download the rest and use the SBD to patch _it_. I'll keep the SBD, but doubt I'll play it much once I have this (rubs hands greedily).
Reviewer: fathertoad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2006
Subject: the beam reverberated
this was a west coast meets east coast toar where heads from each coast of america past the torch.i had to hear this one from the parking lot because i lost my ticket on the ticket recheck someone was selling books of bunk tickets .which helped cause the uneasy first set but cooled down the second as the band played later in the cooler weather. stuck in the parking lot i could feel the rumble of mickey's i- beam streched with piano wire vibrated the sky and ground. fireworks after show and the sound of birks sticking to the 109 degree asphalt made for interesting music also.wheel and fire most rememberable i still feel the vibration
Reviewer: cvswirl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2006
Subject: long strange summer
This show was the beginning of my summer dead adventure. We had many trials and tribulation to make to Sandstone that summer and begin our summer dead tour. Once we made the laughter, fun, and joy never ceased. Every show and every tour has certain moments you never forget. This show had many moments beginning with our car breaking down in Hope, Missouri having a kind person give us a ride to Sandstone. The show was awesome but a close friend had heat stroke during Cold, Rain, and Snow. Later our car was fixed for free by another head who just wanted a ride to the next show. The journey only began at Sandstone it was one kind adventure that summer. I will always miss you Jerry, but luckily the music never stopped.
Reviewer: unbrobenchain???mighthavejustbroke - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 15, 2005
Subject: great shows!!
Highly sought after tapes in the day
Reviewer: Adam Pillar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 23, 2005
Subject: Download
One of the best Wheels in my opinion. I also liked the loose lucy. I thought I was going to die after this show from the firworks. It was like a bottle rocket, roman candle war in the parking lot.
Reviewer: phgrant - favoritefavorite - May 1, 2005
Subject: eh...
This one is a little tepid for my taste. You can do better if youre looking for summer 90. Loser is nice
Reviewer: N2Ogiggle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2005
Subject: Flyin' on the Forth
Best start of any tour they ever had in my opinion. Started what ended up being the best summer of my life, thank you, JERRY!!!1st set was extremely hotttt! 106deg. at show time, and the boyz made it even hotter, their performance that day sent many to the medics with heat exhaustion. The Brent wailing during "Just a little light" was the highlight of his career, little did we know he had very short time left with us. But the Scarlet>Fire took the cake, perhaps the most uplifting, spirtual and of course psychedilic experiences of my life. Oh, to feel that one more time. Sorry to ramble, this is the best of best to me, and to see this posted, especially since it got space wrangled from at a festival (WSP) five years ago. Oh what the Dead could teach so many, today. Peace,
Just1MO1/2STEP please JERRY
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